Monthly Archives: April 2015

Battle of the Blogs: Marijuana

Today, American politics is a disdainful struggle between increasingly polarized partisanship. Since many of us American University students are aspiring public servants, we’ll wield future influence over the solutions to our great nation’s problems. We must look not only to represent our best interests, but to reach across the aisle, build consensus, and ensure that […]

Battle of the Blogs: A Bipartisan Approach to Higher Education Policy

For years, the Republican Party has defended the individual responsibility of parents and state governments to promote educational opportunity for all Americans. According to the Republican Party Platform, which was last altered in 2012, “education is much more than schooling. It is the whole range of activities by which families and communities transmit to a […]

Battle of the Blogs: Climate Change

Today, American politics is a disdainful struggle between increasingly polarized partisanship. Since many of us American University students are aspiring public servants, we’ll wield future influence over the solutions to our great nation’s problems. We must look not only to represent our best interests, but to reach across the aisle, build consensus, and ensure that […]

Battle of the Blogs

This upcoming week, the AU College Democrats and AU College Republicans will host “Battle of the Blogs.” On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, both the AU Dems’ blog and the Conservative Conscience will produce articles regarding three hotly debated topics. Each blog will define its respective party’s stance, and ultimately end with a concurring suggestion for […]

A Conservative Replacement: Fixing the Affordable Care Act

One of the most hotly debated issues in the American political landscape today centers around the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, colloquially referred to as both the ACA and Obamacare. The ACA, passed by the 111th Congress and signed into law by President Obama in late-March 2010, is the most gargantuan overhauls of the […]

Donkeys in Elephants’ Clothing

Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid’s (D-NV), impending retirement brings much excitement for Republicans in Congress. One of the biggest obstacles to the Republican agenda will soon be removed. While this may, for the short term, be a victory for the GOP, the celebration should be tempered, as there are two larger, more obstructive figureheads that […]

An Ode to Influential Conservative Women

The Republican Party stereotype is that it is comprised of old white men. Conservative women often go unnoticed for their achievements simply due to their political affiliation. However, Republican women historically have been trailblazers in American politics and courts. Here are a few of the most influential Republican bellwethers for female roles in United States […]